Dumpster Rental Sizes

What size to rent?

DumpRunner’s roll off waste containers are suitable for trash, junk, demolition debris, construction waste, yard waste and just about anything else you can think of. Efficient waste management requires more than just a truck with a couple of bins. It requires experience, knowledge, the right equipment, and the ability to make things happen for the customer. We’ve said it elsewhere, but waste collection, and waste disposal is our life!

There are four main sizes of dumpsters for rent in the 12, 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard range. We also have specialized 10 yard rock boxes suitable for heavy loads of dirt or concrete.

Contractors typically order every size bin in the fleet for their waste management needs, but for a residential homeowner there are a few important things to note.

Typically, a 12 or 20 yard container rental is the maximum recommended size if we are dropping on a residential driveway. If you need some extra protection, just ask our dispatcher for wood to be placed under the rollers (no extra charge for this). Both size bins will easily fit on one side of a double wide driveway. If you need the door to open, we will do our best to accommodate this request. On short driveways, we recommend opening the garage door, and then opening the bin door. Just remember to shut the bin door before ordering a pickup.

Our trucks are just under 9 feet wide at the mirrors. and 23 feet in length. When dropping the container, we need enough combined space to drop the bin, have the truck extended out the front, and have a safe maneuvering space. For this reason, we usually do not recommend the much larger 30 and 40 yard containers at residential addresses unless we have safe clearances and sufficient room. If you require these sizes, just call our dispatchers and explain your needs; we’ll do what we can to make it work for you!

At DumpRunner, we believe in providing value priced, reliable service time and time again. That’s how we have managed to keep growing since we first started way back in 2002. Bin rentals around Calgary are what we do!

Call us today to find out for yourself!

12 Cubic Yard Dumpster

12 Cubic Yards or 9 Cubic Metres
12’L x 6’W x 4.5’H typical
Max 4500 KG

This size bin is the “Jack of All Trades”. The 12 yard is used by homeowners and commercial contractors alike for virtually any job you can think of. With a smaller footprint, they fit easily inside a parking stall or onto a residential driveway yet hold a surprising amount of material.

Ideal for:

  • Renovation Debris
  • Garbage, Trash and Junk Removal
  • Homeowner Garage Cleanouts
  • Ashphalt shingle re-roofing
  • Commercial Construction sites
  • Dirt, concrete, parging, stucco, and aggregate removal
  • General waste collection and disposal
  • And everything else!

20 Cubic Yard Dumpster

20 Cubic Yards or 15 Cubic Metres
16’L x 7’W x 5.5’H typical
Max 4500 KG Payload

While this container holds 66% more volume than a 12 yard, they are only 4 feet longer and one foot wider. Our 20’s can be delivered to most residential locations, and will also fit comfortably to one side of a typical double car width driveway. The 20 is extremely popular with contractors on demolition sites.

Ideal for:

  • Demolition debris
  • Garbage, Trash and Junk Removal
  • Homeowner Garage Cleanouts
  • Larger renovation projects
  • Larger house cleanouts
  • Commercial Construction sites
  • General waste collection and disposal
  • Civil building projects
  • Flat roof tear-offs
  • General trash and garbage removal

30 Cubic Yard Dumpster

30 Cubic Yards or 23 Cubic Metres
20’L x 6’H x 7’W typical
Max 9000 KG Payload

30 yard containers are used primarily on commercial construction sites. They are a large bin, and require a tandem axle truck to deliver and service. As such, there are certain space and maneuvering criteria to be met if this container is requested for a residential location. 30 yarders can still be loaded from the side, but it does involve lifting material to above chest height.

Ideal for:

  • Permanent placement bins for manufacturing
  • High volume renovation and construction jobs
  • High volume junk removal jobs
  • Commercial flat roofing
  • Commercial Construction sites
  • Industrial construction and civil projects
  • General waste collection and disposal
  • Wood and pallet recycling

40 Cubic Yard Dumpster

40 Cubic Yards or 31 Cubic Metres
20’L x 8’H x 7’W typical
Max 9000 KG Payload

40 yard Containers are the big boys of the fleet, and are the largest size of “industry standard” container. These bins are most suited to commercial and industrial applications producing large volumes in a short timeframe. Some are equipped with double doors at the back to facilitate easier loading by hand. Special considerations are necessary for this size bin. Please contact us to ensure your site is capable of handling this size.

Ideal for:

  • Complete home demolition
  • High volume renovation and construction jobs
  • High volume junk removal jobs
  • Commercial flat roofing
  • Industrial construction and civil projects
  • General waste collection and disposal
  • Shake roofs (subject to room)
  • Wood and pallet recycling

10 Cubic Yard Rock Bin (specialized)

10 Cubic Yards or 7.6 Cubic Metres
16’L x 2’H x 7’W typical
Max 9000 KG Payload

Our 10 yard rock bins (also known as a concrete bin, or dirt bin) are specialized dumpsters designed to be easily loaded from ground level. They are capable of handling 9000kg of payload. Rock bins MUST NOT be loaded beyond the side rail height. When filling with dirt or gravel, it is VERY important to understand the density of the material to prevent over-weight loading of the container.

Ideal for:

  • loose concrete chunks, basketball size, level load to side rails
  • small chips of concrete, load to level 3/4 full
  • dirt, sand, wet soil, load to level 3/4 full
  • do not pile all the weight up front, or at the rear. Please endeavor to spread the load out evenly
  • you may open the door to load, but you MUST shut and latch the door prior to calling for pickup

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